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Ernest Harrison Hofer, 84, of Sunderland and Lewes Crescent, Brighton, England, a former professor of English and founder of the Oxford Summer Seminar, died July 15 at Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton.

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John Stifler, a senior lecturer in the Economics Department, has received a Fulbright scholar’s grant to teach for nine months in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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Brian Umberger, assistant professor of Kinesiology, gave an invited talk on the “Biomechanics and energetics of human walking” at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology held from July 6-10 in Marseille, France.

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George James Oberlander, 87, of Burlington, Vt., alumnus and retired associate professor of Chemistry, died July 6 at home.

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Parents who want to raise their young children to speak more than one language have a new guide in the book “Raising a Bilingual Child,” by Barbara Zurer Pearson, a research associate in Linguistics and an adjunct faculty member in Communication Disorders.

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Sally A. Linowski and Diane Fedorchak of the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Prevention this week discussed BASICS, the campus’ brief alcohol screening and intervention program at a conference in Washington, D.C.

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Russell Eaton Smith, 91, of Orleans, alumnus and professor emeritus of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, died June 20 at home.

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Victor J. Galvagni, 84, of St. Petersburg, Fla. and formerly of Northampton, a retired head janitor with Housing Services, died June 27 after a battle with cancer.

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Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor at the Isenberg School of Management, recently presented papers at two international conferences in Paris.

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Elizabeth Wilda, video producer for OIT/AIMS Video Services, is hosting an Emmy judging panel on campus July 3.

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